Ferocactus viridescens

Ferocactus viridescens (Nuttall) Britton & Rose

Coast Barrel Cactus
Cactaceae

Protologue:
Cact. 3: 140 (1922)
Pronunciation: Fe-ro-các-tus vi-ri-dés-cens
Etymology: L. ferus, fierce + cactus + "becoming green")

CNPS Ranking:
2.B1

Jepson eFlora Treatment

SD County Synoptic Voucher

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Ferocactus viridescens in the field  Ferocactus viridescens in the field 2

Ferocactus viridescens in bloom  Ferocactus viridescens in bloom close-up

Ferocactus viridescens var. viridescens
Stems are pleated, much shorter than the Desert Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus cylindraceus).
Note flowers with numerous tepals, numerous stamens, and multiple stigmas.

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